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  1. The new class struggle in China and why it threatens economic progress

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... population. Below them is an upper middle class of about 25 million or 3.2 per cent, a middle class of 105 million or 13.3 per cent, a lower middle class of 540 million or 68 per cent and a low class ... companies, state and private. The upper middle class comprises six groups, including middle managers of these banks, state firms and foreign-invested companies; bosses of medium-sized private firms ...

  2. Pupils of school hit by flood return to classes

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and authorities over the death toll and compensation. Local education official Xu Dejun said about 150 students of Shalan Township Central Elementary School in Ningan attended classes yesterday at Shalan Middle School. Officials say 92 people- 88 students and four teachers- were killed when the elementary school was hit by a flash flood unleashed by torrential rain last Friday. The school ...

  3. liberal studies

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... during a visit to the Middle East last year. 12. The mountaineers were ________________ when a sudden snowstorm hit the area. Language Focus The expression 'as ... as' is used when we ... at the recital. 2. No one in our class can run ________________ Peter. He is a member of the school athletic team and has won many awards. 3. This silver bracelet is ________________ the one I saw ...

  4. school news

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One students were fascinated by a remote-controlled dinosaur toy. It took 30 stamps to earn it. Tong Wong, Form 4E Lai Chack Middle School Twenty students and three teachers from Lai Chack Middle School (LCMS) took part in an exchange programme in Singapore from March 16-25. They visited Holy Innocents' High School (HIHS) and several places of interest in Lion City, which ...

  5. A ray of hope in the middle of madness

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... journalists like Qiu and such technological advances as the internet and blogs, in the middle of all this madness, a better-informed public can find a little hope. ...

  6. From Middle Kingdom to maritime power

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... a land-focused nation that envisaged itself as the centre of the Earth, the Middle Kingdom, and paid little attention to expanding its influence beyond its coastline. The wake-up calls came from a string ... the once land-loving Middle Kingdom to turn its eyes seaward. China quickly turned itself into the factory for the world, manufacturing cheap commodities including electronics, garments, toys ...

  7. letters

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ourselves. This is only possible in small classes. I do believe schools should set up smaller class sizes to improve the learning environment for students. Kristen Fung, True Light Middle School ... Chan Smaller classes help us learn more I think class size matters and students do better in small classes. Experience tells me so. I have studied in both big classes and small ones. In big ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Hope flourishes among the despair of Sichuan quake five years on

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... that sprang up in the year that followed. If not for the remains of the toppled Xuankou Middle School, left undisturbed since rescue work was completed, the town would look the same as thousands ... of the Xiange Middle School, on the outskirts of Dujiangyan, was almost certainly what's called a "tofu" building. When I reached the scene at noon on May 13, I was told that nearly 400 ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors find extraordinary strength in life-or-death moments

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... or strangers. Yang Yurong, a middle-aged mother in Lushan, saved her son by lifting a 100kg concrete slab, the West China City Daily reported. The son, Ling Li, a married father of one, was using ...

  10. Classes under canvas

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... also erected 15 tents and donated teaching kits to provide temporary classes for about 5,000 children. As of last Monday, local education officials reported that only about 68,000 children - 40 per cent of students in Padang city - had returned to classes. Unicef said it was planning to erect 220 more classroom tents to help expedite class resumption and provide counselling ...




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